Bellingen Library Unveils the Resilient Bellingen Collection

Published on 04 October 2023

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The Bellingen Library is excited to announce the launch of the Resilient Bellingen Collection, a comprehensive resource curated to empower young minds and families to navigate disaster preparedness, safety, and resilience-building. The collection is a response to community consultations held in the wake of various disasters over the past three years, where education, particularly for young people, emerged as a critical need.

In the face of increasing climate-related challenges and natural disasters, it has become evident that the youth of Bellingen need comprehensive tools to not only be prepared for and engage in safe behaviours during disaster events but also to recover from adversity and build their resilience. The Resilient Bellingen Collection addresses these essential aspects of disaster management.

One of the key goals of this collection is to encourage parents to actively involve their children in disaster planning at home, fostering an environment where the entire family is aware of what to do in emergencies. This proactive approach empowers children to take action, stay safe even when adults are not present, and significantly contributes to their overall recovery in the aftermath of a disaster.

The Resilient Bellingen Collection is made possible through the generous support of the Bellingen Shire Council, which allocated funding from the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund. This program, jointly funded by the State and Federal government, reflects the commitment of both levels of government to enhance community resilience in the face of natural disasters.

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The collection offers a wide range of resources, including books, educational materials, interactive guides, and online resources, all aimed at equipping young people and their families with the knowledge and skills necessary to confront adversity with confidence.

Bellingen Library invites all members of the community, particularly parents and caregivers, to explore the Resilient Bellingen Collection and take advantage of this valuable resource in the pursuit of building a safer and more resilient community for generations to come.

For more information about the Resilient Bellingen Collection, please visit or contact Rowena Sierant Shire Librarian (02) 6655 1744

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